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Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations

Volkswagen and BMW will install a set of almost 100 fast charging stations across the US by the end of 2015. The concerted effort by the two German automakers will expand the existing charging station network operated by Chargepoint...

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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is rolling into Australian showrooms this month with sharper exterior styling, an updated interior and subtle specification changes. While Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated Touareg or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived in Australia wearing the lowest price tag ever attached to the compact sedan. The updated model costs $22,790 before on-road costs in 118TSI Trendline manual guise, down $2200 compared with its predecessor. Volkswagen has also reintroduced a sporting variant, the 155TSI Highline Sport, priced from $39,990...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan

They don’t call Australia the big brown land for nothing. Most of us may live near the blue of the ocean and travel on roads that are black, but there is plenty of brown stuff to be found everywhere else. Country folk who want a medium SUV aren’t necessarily looking at parking prowess or kerb-hopping abilities; rather the ability to cross big distance efficiently and effectively, often on dirt, is the score...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut

The 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R has arrived in Australia with a new price tag that’s $2000 lower than before. The updated Scirocco R costs $45,990 in six-speed manual form and $48,490 when equipped with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG (both prices before on-road costs)...


Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year respectively at today’s Detroit motor show. The Golf claimed the Car of the Year gong with a score of 256 points, holding off the Ford Mustang (204 points) and the Hyundai Genesis (110 points)...


Volkswagen Tiguan : Next-gen SUV confirmed with seven seats, 500-litre-plus boot
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Volkswagen Tiguan : Next-gen SUV confirmed with seven seats, 500-litre-plus boot

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan won’t go on sale until 2017, but it will boast big changes including a longer wheelbase, seven-seat capability and a 500-litre-plus boot, the German brand has confirmed. Volkswagen America CEO Michael Horn spoke with CarAdvice just hours before the opening of the Detroit motor show, revealing that the next Tiguan will also be built in North America as well as Europe...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions

Take your regular run-of-the-mill uber-hot-hatch and fit it out with an experimental interior technology package and you have the Volkswagen Golf R Touch. At the 2015 CES, we got our first taste of what Volkswagen is working on. From the outside, were it not for the car’s grey-on-red body work, there’s no real way to distinguish the Golf R Touch from its showroom brethren...


Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept : Affordable X6 rival revealed
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Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept : Affordable X6 rival revealed

The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept been unveiled on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, offering the latest preview of the brand’s future mid-size SUV model series. The Cross Coupe GTE is an evolution of the CrossBlue Coupe concept that debuted in Shanghai in April, which was itself a spin-off of the seven-seat CrossBlue concept from last January’s Detroit show...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology

At its first ever CES, the German behemoth unveiled its Volkswagen Golf R Touch, which packs an array of high resolution screens, gesture sensing technology and capacitive buttons into the cabin. As far as the drivetrain goes, we're lead to believe that the Golf R Touch features the same kilowatt-packed 2...


2015 Volkswagen New Cars
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2015 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2015.   Volkswagen Jetta – January An updated version of the slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta mid-size sedan will arrive early in the year, likely bringing with it a new price tag and revised equipment...


I recommended a Toyota Camry and would do it again
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I recommended a Toyota Camry and would do it again

I’m not going to pretend the headline above is at all outrageous or contrary. After all, the Toyota Camry is one of Australia’s most popular cars.  But it did raise some interesting conundrums for me that I felt compelled to share.  The person I recommended the Camry to is by no means a car enthusiast. He’s a person wanting something reliable, safe, roomy and affordable...


2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline: week with Review
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2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline: week with Review

Dual cab utes are becoming the Tonka trucks of choice for inner city families, but do they work? James takes the Volkswagen Amarok for a week to find out.


Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'
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Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'

With recent recalls and poor customer satisfaction ratings continuing to blemish the Volkswagen marque in Australia and across the globe, the local division has conceded that investment into the group's aftersales and dealer networks has been inadequate...


Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report
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Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report

Volkswagen is mulling how best to develop a new sedan, which should appear before the end of the decade, that will sit between the Passat and next-gen Phaeton. AutoBild understands that Volkswagen is currently considering options for a new sedan to fit between the Passat, in its various guises, and the second-generation Phaeton...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Dave heads to Spain to drive the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on road and on track...


Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report
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Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report

The bosses of Volkswagen's diverse group of brands, as well as regional managers, will be given more power by head office in an effort to address underperformance by the company in certain key markets. Volkswagen has designs on becoming the world's number one automotive group by 2018, but that's being put in jeopardy by declining sales in two key markets, the USA and Brazil...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list

Volkswagen Australia is doing all it can to get local buyers behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R wagon and the production version of its T-Roc concept. The hot Volkswagen Golf R wagon was unveiled at last month's Los Angeles auto show, while the as-yet unconfirmed for production, Evoque-rivalling T-Roc premiered at March's Geneva motor show...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...